National Migration Week

Resources for parishes, schools, families, individuals available from U.S Bishops

National-Migration-Week_2011-lgSpecial resources are available for parishes, schools, families, and individuals to observe National Migration Week, January 2-8, 2011.

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has prepared National Migration Week resources in both English and Spanish to reflect the continuing change in the face of local churches. Materials can be used throughout the year to learn about the complex issues surrounding migration. The resources include a poster, Scriptural Rosary, prayer cards, and bulletin inserts.

Primary theme for the 2011 National Migration Week is "Renewing Hope, Seeking Justice." The family is a sub-theme of the resources, following the lead of Pope Benedict XVI, whose 2011 World Day of Migrants and Refugees message focuses on migrant families. The resources examine the effects of economic underdevelopment and the stresses and strains migration has on families.

The U.S. Bishops started National Migration Week more than 25 years ago to provide an opportunity for Catholics to consider diversity in the Church.

USCCB 2011 National Migration Week Resources